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July 20, 2017

Council Connections

Bridging Allegany, Garrett and Washington Counties


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Dates to Remember

Sunday, August 13 through Saturday, August 19, 2017
Shop Maryland
Tax Free Week

Follow this link for full details.


Maryland Farmer's Markets
Follow this link.

MD Best Agriculture

Linking Maryland Farmers with Consumers.






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Notice of Funding Availability

Funds Available for Nutrition Programs for the Elderly

The Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services program seeks to enhance the quality and effectiveness of nutrition services programs or outcomes in the aging network.
The application deadline is August 7, 2017.



Program Supports Mental Health Services for Crime Victims

The program seeks to bridge the divide between crime victims, victim services providers, and mental health services providers so that communities are able to assist crime victims to recover, heal, and thrive.

Application deadline is August 10, 2017.



 USDA Accepting Rural Business Development
Grant Applications to Provide Technical Assistance for Rural Transportation Systems

Funds can be used to support on-site technical assistance to local/regional governments, public transit agencies, and related nonprofit and for-profit organizations in rural areas; for the development of training materials; and for the provision of necessary training assistance to local officials and agencies in rural area.

Completed applications must be received no later than 4:30pm on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.













FREE Workshop

Doing Business With the Federal Government - Intro to Government Contracting


Tuesday, July 25, 2017
10:00am - 2:00pm
C&O Canal Historical Park Headquarters

1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100

Hagerstown, Maryland 21740


  This Western Maryland Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC) workshop will focus on how to do business with the Federal Government. Attendees will receive information about contracting programs and other resources available to small businesses.


Discussion will include the following topics:

- How Government Contracting Works

- SBA Contracting Programs

- Small Business Resources

- Opportunities Available at C&O Canal National Historical Park


 The workshop is FREE of Charge

Registration is Required by following this link.

For more information, follow the Registration link or call 1-888-237-9007 ext. 2




Western Maryland Communities Invited to Participate in Online Survey through July 25, 2017


What are the biggest challenge(s) or opportunities for which you think resources should be directed to assist in achieving a healthy community and economy? 


Do you believe all needs have been met in regard to infrastructure for broadband, roads, source water, waste water, and storm water?  What about education and workforce development?  What about healthcare?  What about tourism? Would you like to affect how locally proposed projects are ranked to receive federal funding?
Click here to start the Survey.


In addition to making an impact by taking the survey, you will have an opportunity to be entered into a drawing to win one of five $100 Visa cards!


The Survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Access to the Survey is also available by visiting




Nominations for the Transportation Association of Maryland Excellence Awards is Now Open! 


Nominations for the TAM Excellence Awards is now open! These awards honor the best in Maryland community transportation and are awarded every year at our annual Conference & Expo in September. These awards acknowledge and recognize  "the best of the best" - those persons and organizations that have made significant contributions in the community transportation industry and are a role model of excellence. This is your opportunity to recognize and be recognized for outstanding achievement. 


Use this link to submit the online nomination!

For complete details, click here.

Only TAM members are eligible to nominate, and nominations must be received by August 11!



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